The Australian Specialty Coffee Association would like to congratulate Sharon Jan of Seven Miles and Jade Jennings of Veneziano Coffee Roasters on being recipients of the Eleonora Genovese Women in Coffee Award.

The Award recognises the many contributions Eleonora Genovese made to the Australian coffee community. For more than 10 years, Eleonora was involved in the ASCA and World Barista Championship (WBC). She supported barista competitions at national and international level, and attended many WBC events around the world.

Eleonora sadly lost her brave battle with cancer on 19 September 2015.

The Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year Award celebrates an individual with a career of 10 years or more in the coffee industry, is involved in the coffee community (such as active promotion of the industry, volunteer work in competition, judging or event assistance), is a mentor in their line of work, and demonstrates commitment to growing and supporting the Australian coffee scene.

The Rising Star Award recognises an up and coming industry female who has made a great impression in their field of work, regardless of their length of time in the industry.